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KE*A*H** (Psalm 69)

Ministry

1992

KE*A*H** (Psalm 69)

Album Summary

ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ (commonly known as Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs or simply Psalm 69) is the fifth studio album by American industrial metal band Ministry, released on July 14, 1992, by Sire Records. It was produced by frontman Al Jourgensen and bassist Paul Barker, and was recorded from March 1991 to May 1992 in Chicago, Illinois and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The album's title, initially intended to be The Tapes of Wrath, ended up being derived from Aleister Crowley's The Book of Lies. Psalm 69 features elements of speed metal, rockabilly, and psychobilly, with lyrics exploring social, political, and religious topics. With much anticipation following the success of Ministry's previous album The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste (1989), pressures on the band were said to be high, in addition to the growing substance abuse of several members and worsening relationships between them. It was also the first time Mike Scaccia had been significantly involved in a Ministry album, after appearing on tours in support of The Mind.... Preceded by lead single "Jesus Built My Hotrod", Psalm 69 was a critical and commercial success upon its release, peaking at number 27 on the US Billboard 200 and number 33 on the UK Albums Chart. It was supported by two more singles: "N.W.O." and "Just One Fix", with accompanying music videos directed by Peter Christopherson. Psalm 69 is considered to be Ministry's most successful album, having been certified gold in Canada and Australia, and platinum in the US. Following its release, Ministry joined the second annual Lollapalooza tour before commencing a tour through Europe and the US; "N.W.O.", "Just One Fix", and the title track have become permanent features of the band's live setlist. "N.W.O." was nominated for the Best Metal Performance at the 35th Annual Grammy Awards.

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2.64

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4561

Genres

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Sun Jul 11 2021
5

An absolutely excellent foray into industrial metal, and the sheer ridiculousness of Jesus Built My Hot Rod easily puts this at a 5 (though a bit of nostalgia is clouding my judgement, if I’m honest)

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Thu May 27 2021
5

Oh my god how do I not know this album??? Fuck YEAH.

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Fri Jul 23 2021
3

Here’s what I know about Ministry: Chester Bennington of Linkin Park honed his vocal stylings as a teen by singing along to Ministry until he sounded like them. That piece of possible-knowledge is interesting, but nowhere near as interesting as listening to Ministry, whose don't give a fuck about nuthin attitude is a tonic in these polarising times. Hell yeah Jerry Lee Lewis was the devil, Jesus was an architect previous to his career as a prophet, and once you've discovered that and find yourself in love with the world, all you can do is ding-a-ding-dang your dang-a-long-ling-long. Agnostic in every sense: to religion, politics, genre. And unlike the other metallic sludge we've had so far, this bops like the billy-o, is genuinely funny, and isn't saturated with misogyny or dumb machismo.

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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

Brilliant speed and rhythms. A little more separation in the mix for lead guitars wouldn’t have harmed, but still a thrill a minute.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
4

Ministry’s best record. P69 is an industrial classic that should get more credit for inspiring (for better or worse) a ton of nu metal, too (Rammstein, Rob Zombie, AHC, etc.). I really love this album, it’s got an undeniable intensity and in-your-faceness that’s cheese-tinged in all the right ways – importantly, sans the whole goth element that seemed to seep in elsewhere in the scene at the time (not that I don’t love goth stuff, but this has a whole different flavor from say, Skinny Puppy or NIN). The production is great, super hard hitting drums, thrashy, crunchy guitars (why not lift some Slayer?), great samples, stellar variety in tempo and style, and sequencing that makes this nothing short of binge-able. It’s fuckin’ raw without short changing listeners on all the good stuff. 4.5/5

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Thu Sep 17 2020
3

To heavy for my tastes, but Jesus stole my hotrod is an absolute banger.

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Mon Oct 05 2020
3

A distinct departure from the artists that I've been served so far, Ministry is definitely more in my wheelhouse. The post-punk, industrial metal band is familiar to me though I do tend to associate them with the cybergoth, doomcookie, techno-twerking crowd. That said, I'm aware that they have a reputation for being hella smart and socially-concious so I listened to this album with the culural context of 1992 in mind. It didn't disapppoint. It's smart and contextual even if it is a bit on the obvious side as far as commentary goes. That said, the album only has a few tricks in its pocket and wears very thin by the end. It gets docked a point because I felt worn out and more than a little bored by the time I finished the last track.

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Wed Jul 07 2021
1

“ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ (Psalm 69)” by Ministry (1992) In case you’re tempted to think that this is Contemporary Christian thrash metal, think again. The title, “ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ” is a mildly humorous obscenity best left unexplained here, and the alternative title “(Psalm 69)” is no reference to the Bible, but rather to the sexually charged chapter 69 in a book by Aleister Crowley which will likewise remain unnamed. The subtitle is “The way to succeed and the way to suck eggs”. Use your imagination. No, don’t. This album title (along with title track) is one of the more egregious examples of theomockery which was all the rage in the early 1990s. Now don’t get me wrong, mockery has a long and honored pedigree in literary history. But when you take on the divine, and when you make a scatological assault on the foundations of Western civilization, you’re going up against a pretty distinguished group of opponents. This review will consider how well they do what they ought not do. How good is their naughtiness? (Reviewer pauses to listen, listen, listen, Hmnn, listen, okay . . .) Actually, it’s quite disappointing. If, like me, you’re mildly titillated by the opportunity to critique some really creative blasphemy, you’ll be sad to discover that only the title track falls squarely into that category. And it’s pretty ignorant. Two potent sacrilegious images and a cascade of uninformed impieties. Is this really the best you guys can do? You suck at evil. It’s as if the band got together in a focus group session to consider the question “How can we maximize inanity in marketing anti-Christian shock?” The results are impressive. Musically, this album provides a (very) few good thrash grooves, but it is unrelentingly repetitive. Vocals sound like Alvin and the Chipmunks doing impressions of Ozzy Osbourne. The ambience can be likened to spending 44 minutes watching a screaming clock. 1/5

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Wed Feb 23 2022
5

Another formative record from my teens, this is an album that has not been tarnished by time in my ears. Ministry is what I imagined all metal music sounded like to people who didn't listen to a lot of it; fast, cheesy, repetitive, and blasphemous. NWO, Just One Fix, and Hero are still monster tracks to me. Jesus Built My Hotrod is such a stupid, awesome song, and Gibby Haynes' gibberish vocals are always great. Wow; so in TV II, only now after 30 years have I realized Al is saying "connect the goddamn dots" and not "connect the goddamn darts"; lol, yeah, I dunno.

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Sun Apr 17 2022
5

There are times when I'm pretty sure that "Jesus Built My Hot Rod" is the greatest song of all time, those times are usually whenever I hear it.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

Not my everyday cup of tea but gotta respect the skill required to pull that off

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Mon Aug 16 2021
4

I don't much about industrial metal, other than this album and NIN were the ones to mainstream the genre, getting already popular metal bands like Anthrax and Megadeth to have their songs industrially remixed, and for industrial bands to rise over the next decade. And honestly I can see why. Before the 90s, industrial music seemed very niche, inaccessible to those not used to raw heavy sound that many consider to be monotonous or just too strange (I'm looking at you Lou Reed). But this combination of metal and industrial took the best of both worlds to create a product that was melodic yet hard, appealing to not only the youthful grunge generation, but also exposing older rock fans to yet another alternative to the samey hard rock and the dirty grunge that predominated rock radio. I really enjoy this album. I always found metal and industrial to both be hard genres for me to get into unless it was poppy like Metallica's black album. But this shift in the early 90s in the realm of metal found new ways to pull in people like me. I only need to hear this album once to appreciate the artistic techniques used in each track. The use of samples and diversity in tricks reminds me much of the genius behind early hip hop.

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Wed Feb 03 2021
3

10 years ago,I would have been all over this. Not that it's a bad album, its definitely a hard hitting industrial metal album and set a lot of groundwork but it doesnt make me want to move in the same way as before. Great production overall though,the machine drums and that grinding guitar tone is tight. Would I listen to this again? Maybe,at night,after a long day working,in a metal club, while drinking heavily. 3 stars but more like a 4/10 from me now.

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Mon Jun 07 2021
2

I like a fair bit of early industrial music, but don't know much industrial metal. I have listened to Lard and Revolting Cocks (which were affiliated projects), but never took the time to listen to Ministry. I've sat through this one twice, and I have to say I'm not a huge fan. I respect the fact that they are combining different sounds, but none of it sounds especially invigorating to me. The music and vocals become monotonous, while the spoken word samples are annoying. Checking out a sample of their earlier 1980s stuff, I suspect that might be better (to my ears at least). This 1990s album basically just feels like unexciting heavy metal with a slight industrial palette. 2.5

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Wed Jan 12 2022
2

Proper mosh pit music. Reminds me of being in Metros, Cardiff. It's not the sort of music I would choose to listen to at home, but played loud in a night club, it's intensity comes across. I hate this style of style of singing and I can't really understand what he is saying. I'm guessing the songs are not about nice things like visiting Grandma or eating ice cream! Production is good mind.

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Wed Nov 17 2021
1

Liked the drumming. The rest was too shouty and shite.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
1

I hate this so much

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Sat Oct 10 2020
5

omfg yes

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Wed Feb 10 2021
5

awesome

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Sun Jul 11 2021
5

Distorted, Exhausting, Powerful, Oppressive, Industrial.

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Fri Oct 15 2021
5

TOO YOUNG TO DIE

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Wed Oct 20 2021
5

These guys sound ahead of their time

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Thu Oct 21 2021
5

One of earliest industrial metal albums I've heared. Perfect!

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Fri Mar 04 2022
5

Another favorite of mine. Masterpiece of industrial metal.

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Thu Mar 17 2022
5

Para ser la primera vez que escucho a esta banda, estuvo piola 10/10

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Thu May 05 2022
5

Pretty damn good album. I remember when this was released - I bought the CD after seeing Al Jourgenson interviewed by Rikki Rachtman on MTV’s Headbangers Ball. You could tell Al thought Rikki was not as cool as he wanted him to be. Probably the best industrial metal album of all time. Love NWO and Just One Fix - that video featuring William S Burroughs is pretty cool too. The blind pigs at the “1001 albums” keyboard seem to have found an acorn!

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Wed Jul 20 2022
5

Awesome. Powerful metal

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Sat Sep 24 2022
5

so much stronger than i remember, this is actually downright classic; almost as good as The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste.

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Thu Sep 17 2020
4

4.5 Love this ablum - haven't listened to it in a long time

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Wed Feb 10 2021
4

So fucking good. SO good.

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Tue Aug 17 2021
4

I loved the instrumentation, especially the guitars. The songwriting was pretty good. Together they'd be good enough for 5 stars from me. Unfortunately, I really don't like the vocalist's voice though. The rest of the music is still excellent enough for 4 stars though. I do have to say the album seemed a bit long to me, even though it wasn't so long. Probably due to its high intensity.

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Thu Aug 26 2021
4

Hardcore album, loud fast drums and guitars. Angry music. I saw on the wiki it called Ministry an Industrial band but this definitely didn't seem Industrial as it was just a traditional guitar/bass/drums setup. More Metal I would say, but without the solos and just the hard/fast energy all the way through the songs. Seem to have some different influences. The opening to Hero sounded a lot like Megadeth Jesus Built my Hotrod had some Primus vibes Scarecrow sounds like a Rob Zombie tune Not for everyone but I liked it well enough.

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Sun Sep 26 2021
4

Man, this just gets my blood pumping. Good ol' thrash metal from the early '90s. If it's not your thing, I get it, but this is workout or writing music for sure.

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Thu Sep 30 2021
4

4 definitely. A pioneer of industrial and a great album. TV II is a bit grating but the rest is so good.

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Fri Oct 01 2021
4

I was not in the mood for industrial metal when this popped up on my list. However... this was really good.

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Wed Oct 13 2021
4

Heavy, industrial, catchy, fun. A surprisingly accessible album (up to the last few tracks), given the genre. BIG and EPIC. I liked it a lot. 4/5.

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Wed Oct 13 2021
4

I've always been aware of Ministry as they have often been cited as influences for bands I really like today- Volbeat being one. And you can hear the rockabilly thing that Volbeat have taken to the next level. Enjoyed it immensely

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Wed Nov 03 2021
4

So much nostalgia with this album. This was the album that opened up industrial metal to my listening. But, I never returned to it much. That's probably going to change now.

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Wed Nov 24 2021
4

This was pretty cool. Definitely not my kind of music but can't deny it was impressive.

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Wed Nov 24 2021
4

Wow, some angry shit

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Wed Nov 24 2021
4

Metal. I enjoyed the album.

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Fri Dec 10 2021
4

This records gets me really fired up. It gives me as much of an adrenaline thrill as it did when it first came out. I love the industrial repetitiveness, the crunchy guitars, metronomic beats, angry yelling, all undercut with sarcasm and humour (most notably on Jesus Built My Hotrod). It takes me back to the early 90s, when this was on constant rotation in my share house, and was a key inspiration for my own industrial band. I love this record. It's the best industrial metal album of all time (with the possible exception of the live Ministry album that came out around the same time). Does everyone need to hear and love this album? No, they don't. it doesn't contain much to say about the human condition (except for the thrilling power of anger). But I love it. It gets me fired up.

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Wed Jan 12 2022
4

F**k yeah! Jesus built my hot rod, ding a ling ling!

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Wed Feb 09 2022
4

I have nothing against Ministry, was just never my thing. The whole industrial gothy metal scene is all a bit much, innit? This album starts strong and stays there. Ministry is legendary at what they do for a reason. Glad I actually sat down and really listened to this one. Now I will know what all my edgy friends with dyed jet black hair are going on about just a little bit better, I suppose.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
4

Mechanical and dirty. Just One Fix is sick and pulls off having the same riff for 5 minutes by having loads of interesting effects all over the place. Jesus Built My Hotrod is one of the only Ministry songs I really knew beforehand but is such an off-the-wall banger. Scare Crow is a nice atmospheric change of pace. The sampling overall is fittingly dark. Some very strange production choices (not in a bad way). Highly enjoyable to me.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
4

never listened to this. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Highlights: Just One Fix Corrosion Scare Crow (I knew this one from Inter Arma cover) 4/5

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Wed Mar 02 2022
4

Man, it's been a long time since I've heard these guys. Damn they shred. Good shit.

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Mon Mar 14 2022
4

My favorite Ministry album, very solid with hits.

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Mon Apr 04 2022
4

Firstly, to explain the title: it stems from an Aleister Crowley poem about 69ing, and let's be honest, is of no great profundity. The band were often just dicking about, and with that stance of dicking about is how best to approach this album. Ministry are usually classed as industrial metal (leaning more towards metal), two terms which scare off plenty of the weaker-bowelled. That said, they also bore off plenty who find both industrial and metal infantile and predictable. As for me, this album represents one of the better combinations of both, where the industrial harshness actually boosts the fun of metal. Specifically, this album is at its best when it reminds one of Motörhead, when it embraces the hard, fast, rough, loose rock n roll Lemmy championed. Occasionally the album gets ponderous, when they forget they're meant to be fribbling about and instead try to play as if the indecipherable lyrics meant something. But none of those instances really taint the album, and the discerning listener should cheerily ignore those parts. It will not at all persuade anyone ill-disposed to metal, but that's no reason for anyone to get upset.

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Thu May 05 2022
4

Ding a ling dang my ding a long ling long. 4

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Fri May 13 2022
4

ding a ding dang my dang along ling long! Funny, what I considered grating noise and shouty with Mudhoney did not apply to this. Enjoyed this! It may have helped that I was driving at the time so it made the drive more fun.

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Wed May 25 2022
4

Idk, enjoy ministry more than I should probably. Guilty pleasure maybe.

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Fri Jun 24 2022
4

This is not my usual music, though a dear friend of mine believes 'Jesus Built My Hotrod' is the high watermark of western music. I liked it a lot more than I expected. The motorik rhythms coupled with nihilistic lyrics and crunching guitars works for me!

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Thu Jun 30 2022
4

Much better than I expected,

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Fri Jul 01 2022
4

this album is so heavy it hurts love ministry this is their best one

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

Aggressive. Sounds like video game music. Very danceable grooves. Must have been a genre-defining album upon its release.

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Thu Jul 28 2022
4

Hard driving, dark and grimy. Really effective use of loops, static, noise. Did I mention this freaking rocks? Brilliant. Fave Songs: N.W.O., Jesus Built My Hotrod, Hero, Scarecrow, Just One Fix

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Thu Aug 18 2022
4

It's early industrial metal, you can really tell where NIN/Linkin Park/etc got their inspiration from. It's gritty, punchy, hits hard and I loved it. It's only not getting a 5 because there are some duff tracks, but a highlight was Jesus built my hotrod.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

Never heard of this band, or given the time of day to this genre but what an introduction. Will certainly listen again soon.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

Really chaotic energy here that feels like a reflection of the frontman. Listening again all of the tracks were distinct/memorable (other than the last two instrumental songs) and could be picked out as a good representation of the genre. Favorite: Jesus Built My Hotrod

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

It was weird and fun, and kind of enjoyable.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

Wack

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Thu Sep 08 2022
4

3.5.... but in this case Jesus might not have built MY hotrod, but it definitely pushed this up to a 4.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

spooky vibe, wel cool album!

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Thu Oct 06 2022
4

Loud and angry, sampleicious metal. Lots of fun but more so live, I think. Some of the tracks go on a bit. Jesus Built My Hotrod a highlight.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
4

I've heard this album so many times. It's definitely a favourite from times gone but. Holds up for sure. Gonna slide a few long neglected favourites into my playlists.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
4

Beats ass. Never thought I would be into industrial but this very enjoyable throughout.

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Fri Feb 26 2021
3

Good ole industrial metal. like rammstein but less german

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Wed Sep 16 2020
3

this was a fav when I was a kiddo....N.W.O. so appropriate for 2020

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Mon Feb 08 2021
3

Good intro to metal

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Fri Feb 19 2021
3

Very angry, but it was okay

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Wed Jan 20 2021
3

I played it while feeding my baby a bottle. Not a good choice. First track was awesome.

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Wed Apr 28 2021
3

not at all something i'd ever listen to on my own or probably again, but i can see why people would like this and i did somewhat enjoy it.

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Wed May 19 2021
3

not (much) repetitive, not unnecessarily long songs... this is some metal I can get behind

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Tue Mar 09 2021
3

Decent, never usually listen to metal music but this had a nice sound. 3***

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Fri Feb 12 2021
3

Kinda late but here goes. This is not up my alley at all so far. I feel like this is what right wing school shooters listen to before doing their thing. Especially that bush 1 “nwo” sample. Feels like what an asshole listens to. “Just one fix” reminds me of a Metallica song so far. Scratch that. Wiki says du hast. And yea that’s it. Sounds the same. “Hero” does sound thrashy so far. This is admittedly more thrashy than I thought. That’s probably a good thing even though it’s not my fav genre. It’s better than what I expected from “industrial metal”. The guitar tone is pretty vibey on “scare crow”. Listening in my iPad speakers right now but I can kinda feel the buzz from them. Pretty cool there. Not to sound like a grumpy old person but the last two tracks are almost pure noise. Not that that’s a bad thing necessarily but it feels very different from the rest. I had to take a pause before them to celebrate my moms bday and what I came back to sounded like a whole different album.

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Fri Jun 25 2021
3

Bepaalde nummers vond ik goed, andere vond ik totaal niet goed...

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Wed Mar 03 2021
3

This didn't date as well for me; it was nice to have it follow on from Metallica, which I thought still held up. This one gave me a more nostalgic vibe for a time when I was younger, more immature, and latched onto this kinds of simplistic angry teen songs. "Jesus built my hot rod" still stands out, though, as a weird and wild bit of sustained, intense nonsense.

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Fri Apr 23 2021
3

Not my bag, but surprisingly listenable.

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Thu May 27 2021
3

Definitely a left field bat. But overall I didn’t mind.

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Fri Jul 09 2021
3

Not really my taste. However, I found some tracks quite interesting. (5/10) Favorite Track: Jesus Built My Hotrod

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Fri Jul 09 2021
3

Not my style, but short enough to listen through. The song Scare Crow got elements of Prince and the Smiths. Interesting.

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Fri Sep 03 2021
3

Heavy heavy stuff. Obviously this ain’t my scene, but can definitely appreciate the artistry!

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Fri Dec 10 2021
3

intense!

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Wed Dec 15 2021
3

Dont normally listen to is metal, but I enjoyed a few of the songs from the album.

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Fri Jan 07 2022
3

Full of energy and competence

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Wed Jan 12 2022
3

Good quality industrial sounds. I never had this album in 92 but probably would have loved it. Sounds a bit dated now.

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Wed Feb 16 2022
3

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Mon Feb 21 2022
3

Radical

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Wed Feb 23 2022
3

Not bad. Had some heavy moments that were interesting, but it also wasn't really keeping my attention in a lot of places.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
3

After nu, the metal subgenre I struggled to get into the most was industrial. I had a serious chip on my shoulder about synths in my heavy music for some reason, although I took to Type O right away and Neurosis eventually became one of my favorite bands. I never got the hype for Nine Inch Nails, and still don’t, while I only slightly understand Ministry a little better. I say that I liked Ministry better because I loved how batshit “Jesus Built My Hotrod” is, but most of their other stuff tends to rank as mid for me. And that’s still mostly true, but I have grown an appreciation for the singles. Otherwise, this all sounds pretty samey to me, and I don’t see myself coming back to it anytime soon. But points for being a relatively brisk 45 minutes. C-, could lose the minus depending on my mood

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Wed Feb 23 2022
3

lots of yelling, not a lot of singing

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Wed Mar 23 2022
3

Fun!

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Fri Apr 01 2022
3

Well was prepared tobjate this album, but I didn't. The shouting vocals are something I will never get used to but the musc; fast, full and dramatic made up for it. I did get a little bored at the last couple of songs so I would say best served in small doses. 3.5 🌟

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Fri Apr 08 2022
3

C'est pas pire. Il y a une certaine qualité musicale, mais les sauts constants de genre sont weird. Pas les compositions les plus impressionnantes non plus

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Mon Apr 11 2022
3

Unique blend of thrash metal and industrial music. I think anyone who liked NIN would love this album. I liked the heaviness a lot actually, but most the songs felt little bit too repetitive for me. An enjoyable listen, but I probably won't return; I've got plenty of heavy music that is a little more interesting to me. But the musical chops were there; the rhythm section is awesome. I thought the second half was better. I think my favorite song was Scarecrow, that song felt apocalyptic. Also Psalm 69 was worth remembering, those "Oh Fortuna" style vocals at the beginning with the metal guitar was fantastic; didn't like the sexual lyrics at all though, just the music. I can get behind devilish lyrics but I've never liked sexual lyrics. This song would horrify my parents.

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Fri Apr 15 2022
3

On est vraiment niché et dans la marge pour cet album, mais on a ici un des albums essentiel du genre metal industriel. Probablement l'album le plus influent et important du groupe. Cet album a sûrement joué souvent aux Foufs. Oui on est dans du métal, mais c'est intéressant aussi les couches sonores ajoutées à la musique, l'ajout de sampling de dialogues et les références musicales un peu partout. Dans Just One Fix, il y a un clin d'Oeil en background à Slayer avec le riff de South Of Heaven dans la dernière minute de la chanson. TV II dans son intro sonne un peu comme le début d'Iron Man (peut-être moins voulue celle-là). Sur la pièce Scare Crow, à 1:30 de la fin de la pièce, on retrouve un clin d'oeil au riff emblématique de la pièce How Soon Is Now? du groupe The Smiths. Il ne faut pas oublier aussi que c'est paru en 1992. La conception sonore et la manipulation et distorsion de sampling se faisait de façon très différente qu'aujourd'hui avec les ordinateurs. Jesus Built My Hotrod est probablement la pièce la plus connue et la plus importante du groupe. Ce n'est pas une écoute de tous les jours. C'est un album à connaître, mais pour mon appréciation, je préfère des artistes un peu moins intense comme Rob Zombie et plus recherchés comme Nine Inch Nails. Pièce préférée: Jesus Built My Hotrod

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Thu May 05 2022
3

want to give it a 4 because metal, but only a few songs are worth listening to.

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Fri May 13 2022
3

This isn't really my kind of thing, but it's alright so far, given that fact. It's really just the singing that I'm not super into. Like, the guitar is cool, especially on Just One Fix; and actually the singing on this one isn't as bad. But then, other songs are just kind of yelling over frantic guitar (looking at you, TV II). I feel a bit torn here; parts of this I do kind of like, and I feel like I want to like it, but somehow it doesn't quite do it? I dunno....

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Fri May 13 2022
3

I've been craving something heavy lately and this somewhat filled the void. Some good stuff in here, but also a lot of very short repeated loops and annoying background noises that distract from the goodness.

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Fri May 13 2022
3

I like a bunch of songs, mostly the first half of the album. It's like 3.5* to me.

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Mon May 16 2022
3

Industrial funcionou bem em um álbum completo.

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Sun May 22 2022
3

Best Song: Jesus Built My Hotrod. Now see, this is exactly the kind of silliness I appreciate in a metal album. Leaning fully into the "scatting" works well here at utilizing the metal vocals as an "instrument", but even still it gravitates a bit too close to Kid Rock's "bawitdaba" here. Worst Song: TV II. Everything here comes off very flat, and the repeated stopping and starting means the song never feels like it has room to take off. Overall: I like metal, but I've never heard this before. Very industrial. Feels like excellent music to work out with, preferably under a dilapidated bridge or in an actively working factory. Like a lot of this sub-genre though, it really just functions as this continuous, vaguely aggressive background music without ever stepping outside itself to provide you with anything that really grasps your attention.

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Fri Jun 17 2022
3

Heavy as hell, but with tunes and lyrics. Catchier than I expected, with no compromise on their aims.

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Thu Jun 23 2022
3

Great metal but not my genre

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Sun Jun 26 2022
3

Un essentiel à connaître du métal industriel.

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Fri Jul 29 2022
3

Not my favorite album or genre, but I appreciate it!

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Mon Aug 22 2022
3

Good energy, but it does get a bit monotonous

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Thu Aug 25 2022
3

Just what I expected after looking at the album cover. Getting some Metallica and Rammstein vibes. Pretty solid throughout, except for the last two tracks.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
3

Una bona banda sonora de l'apocalipsis. Transmet més del que sembla a primera vista. Tot i tenir pinta de ser un exercici anàrquic de soroll i ira, hi ha moltes capes, riffs, canvis de ritme, etc que el fan una obra interessant... i molt precursora del que serien els '90

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Fri Aug 26 2022
3

Not my thing but a decent sense of fun and weirdness kept me listening to the end. I’m no expert on the genre but it feels pretty advanced for the early 90, probably had an influence on things to come.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
3

okkk c'Est ca du Industrial Metal.. Je n'ai pas porté attention aux paroles. Cependant certain riff rentrait vraiment bien. Psalm 69, c'es vraiment metal. J'aime bien. Sinon je comprend que certain album de ce genre soit sur cette liste, mais à mon gout, pas un grand facteur de réécoute... Ca vaut quand même un 3

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Fri Sep 09 2022
3

This album was well put-together and orchestrated, but ultimately, the anti-religious messaging was very dated and distracting. Yeah, organized religion and Christianity kinda suck... ok. That aside, there were some fascinating rhythmic choices and the guitars chugged along the whole time. While the music is solid, I just can't help but be distracted by all the atheistic fervor of a pedantic middle school contrarian.

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Sat Sep 10 2022
3

Heavy pounding rock , ok for dancing or running, not listening quietly!

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Sat Sep 17 2022
3

Jjn

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Wed Sep 21 2022
3

Industrial is not for me. I’m uninterested, as always in the hardcore/metal vein, in the various permutations of shouty/screechy/growly vocals. And the content here - I’m not offended by the “extreme blasphemy” kick, but it’s fairly boring as transgressive attitudes go.

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Sun Sep 25 2022
3

This was a fun listen.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
3

Was iets te ruig imo haha

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Fri Sep 30 2022
3

Not bad...

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Wed Oct 05 2022
3

\m/

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Thu Oct 06 2022
3

I'm team "Make Ministry Synth Again" (With Sympathy is one of the best synth-goth albums of all-time), but I appreciate Ministry's industrial era. It's not my favorite, but Jesus Built My Hotrod is a classic. 3.5 P.S. Uncle Al, you're a weenie for turning your back on your synth roots. You were so great with that fake British accent. Good times.

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Mon Oct 10 2022
3

Geez okay guys

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Fri Oct 14 2022
3

Epico

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Fri Oct 14 2022
3

Weird, silly, not amazing

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Fri Oct 14 2022
3

So many amazing albums from the first half of the 90s. This isn't one of them.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
3

I'm really enjoying the music itself, but the vocals have been a bit difficult to listen to. I'm interested in listening to their other discography as I'm a fan of Industrial music.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
3

Industrial icons, a little bracing for a Sunday morning but really good.

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Thu Nov 03 2022
3

I can very much see how people are into this

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Fri Nov 04 2022
3

ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ - commonly known as Psalm 69 - is the fifth album by American industrial metal band Ministry. Psalm 69 was a critical and commercial success upon release, and is considered to be Ministry's most successful album, having been certified gold in Canada and Australia, and platinum in the US. This thrashy industrial metal was interesting to listen to. It wasn't bad - in fact the production was good, but it's not my particular music taste. Metal fans should love this album.

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Sun Nov 06 2022
3

Not bad, but not really what I'm looking for in industrial metal

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Thu Nov 17 2022
3

This album is so industrial, grease flooded out while I played it

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Sun Nov 27 2022
3

Good rhythms, very thrash-like. Clear satirical approach to contemporary Christian metal just by the album title alone, lyrics are as expected - sinister, ominous. Enjoyed most of the guitars (especially the aggression), but the vocals just aren't my cup of tea with it so fuzzed and unclear.

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Wed Nov 30 2022
3

Not really my cup of tea but i appreciate the music

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Mon Sep 14 2020
2

This album is a 2/5 for me, but probably 5/5 for fans of industrial metal. It reminds of me of Beck's Mellow Gold, if Mellow Gold had a much denser arrangement and had more repetitive riffs. What does exist lyrically is thematically very consistent throughout the album and fits well with the musical themes/motifs, but I personally also found the lyrics slightly cringeworthy. I have similar feelings to Mellow Gold in that if I had grown up with this album, I might have more nostalgic feeling that would lead to a different rating. However, since I did not, I feel its only fair to grade this in line with my general tastes.

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Wed Dec 16 2020
2

I put this on while studying, so I wasn't paying full attention. It sounded chaotic AF.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
2

Been getting into heavier stuff recently, but this might be a little bit too metal for me.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
2

Wow. Full on industrial metal stuff - didn't listen to much.

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Sun Feb 14 2021
2

Started well, but crap at the end.

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Mon May 03 2021
2

Some alright stuff but the rockabilly is insufferable

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Fri Sep 10 2021
2

What to say? It's metal. Although I recognise the skill in it, I don't personally find it enjoyable to listen to.

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Wed Sep 15 2021
2

Just couldn't... JBMH is a good song though

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Fri Sep 17 2021
2

idk if i like this guess it helps with anger. 2 or 3?

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Thu Sep 30 2021
2

Tolerable? I liked the music on a couple of songs but a lot of times it was just too much - grating, distorted, screaming... I know that's what it is. Just not for me I guess. Certainly not "Scum" bad though. Hero was a pretty decent track.

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Wed Oct 06 2021
2

liked it more than I wanted too. pretty hard to listen too. words are prolly dumb but idk

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Thu Oct 07 2021
2

Industrial metal that's not quite my cup of tea. Just One Fix was good and the rest are meh. 5/10.

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Fri Oct 08 2021
2

typical trebly industrial of the 90s. just like KMFDM, except I can understand these lyrics a little better.

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Wed Nov 03 2021
2

It's bad! Or at least, I didn't really like it. I'm not a fan of metal by any stretch, so I'm probably not a good person to ask about this. There were a couple of spots where I could see the appeal, but there other times where I thought "Wow, this is garbage".

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Wed Jan 12 2022
2

Setting has a lot to do with the listening experience. 20-something me would have loved this at a thrash metal night club, but 40-something me, listening whilst doing the dishes, it's a bit much. Though I did give those dirty saucepans a bloody hard scrub! 🤘

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Sun Jan 16 2022
2

Metal is my second most hated genre after country, so went in with trepidation but determined to give it a try. First song hated and almost turned it off, but next few started to get into it a bit. Still got bored with samey tunes by the end. 2.4

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Wed Jan 26 2022
2

Kinda fucking weird, but I finished it. 2.5 cuz it had moments

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Fri Feb 04 2022
2

They were better as a synth pop band

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Fri Feb 04 2022
2

Instrumentals were pretty banging for the most part, like the ambience and samples but the vocals did not do it for me

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Fri Feb 04 2022
2

So-so

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Wed Feb 09 2022
2

A little loud and extreme for me.

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Wed Feb 09 2022
2

There are some genuinely interesting ideas and musical moments on here, they're just a bit washed out due to overlong arrangements. A bit of editing to cut the fat would've made this a 3-4 star album; as is, it's a bit of a slog to take in all at once.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
2

Some okay parts but most of the album was loud messy music that I didn’t get or like

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Thu Mar 10 2022
2

Definite change of pace! We don't get a lot of metal albums, and I'm not complaining since I generally don't love the genre, but it's a nice break. This one's got a vulgar energy to it, not necessary vulgar lyrics, but just feels nasty. Overall it fits outside of the kinds of metal I do like, maybe a little too heavy for me. But I liked a couple tracks, and I appreciate that this band has a sense of humor. "Jesus Built My Hotrod" is funny to read, and I love the pun in the subtitle of the album: the way to succeed and the way to suck eggs. But ultimately not one for me. Favorite tracks: Corrosion, NWO. Album art: Appropriately grimy and incomprehensible. A nude angel in the middle? Hard to see. I kind of like it though. 2/5

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Thu Mar 10 2022
2

NWO kicked absolute ass as an opening song but I found d myself skipping the entire rest of the album. I've never heard of this band and I know quite a few metal groups so I wonder if NWO was a one hit wonder or something. Much more mainstream than the rest of the album which felt more like something of a mishmash between Metallica, Slipknot, and Rob Zombie.

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Mon Mar 14 2022
2

A bit all over the shop, that type of metal/industrial that really does very little for me.

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Wed Mar 16 2022
2

Bit much for me overall but liked most of the guitar riffs

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Thu Mar 24 2022
2

nennis 😊

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Sun Apr 03 2022
2

Loud, messy, bad recording quality, hardly a song structure, an album to forget

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Fri Apr 15 2022
2

Ce n’est pas l’album que je croyais que ce serait. C’est plutôt hétérogène comme entité. Je m’attendais en fait à ce que tout ressemble à Psalm 69, qui me répugne au plus haut point. Finalement, on est épragné pour la majeure partie du reste. J’entend ici une influence pour Nine Inch Nail et Tool. Ça ne fait pas un grand album pour autant. Les pièces sont plutôt linéaire et un peu plates.

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Fri Apr 15 2022
2

Un peu intense pour faire la vaisselle... Pas un fan du genre. Je connaissais just one fix pcq le clip mettait en vedette William Burroughs et j'ai trippé pas mal sur son cas. Corrosion est intéressante, sinon je trouve ça pas mal redondant, les distos sont rasoir à souhait, ça manque de bass et les solos plus 80s à la slash m'énervent au plus haut point. J'aime bien quand le drum passe en mode rate dans le tapis type électro t-t-t-trrrrrrrrrr mais ça me fera pas écouter cet album plus souvent

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Thu Apr 21 2022
2

Industrial early 90s rock. There's artists in this category I love. I doubt this group will ever be one of them. They commit the worst offense possible for the genre - it's just boring.

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Wed Apr 27 2022
2

2.5

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Wed Apr 27 2022
2

Didnt dislike but not something i would probably put on to listen to

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Thu May 05 2022
2

Quite noisy. Early industrial.. my ears are bleeding after a while

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Wed May 11 2022
2

Nope.

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Fri May 20 2022
2

bullshits

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Wed May 25 2022
2

some very fast drums and excellent guitar playing at times but overall I hated it

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Thu Jun 02 2022
2

Monotonous, repetitive, dreary. Used to like old school heavy metal but this stuff leaves me cold. Scare Crow the only redeeming song, possibly because it has a slower tempo and is reminiscent of Black Sabbath

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Mon Jul 25 2022
2

metal muito distorcido

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Thu Jul 28 2022
2

Enjoyed the instrumentals for the most part but really disliked the vocals to a point where it puts me off wanting to re listen to any songs

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Fri Aug 05 2022
2

I don't know I guess this album was something different that shocked a lot of people back in 1992. They had some cool-sounding riffs, but they just kept playing them over and over and over and over and over. Eventually it started to bore me and I was hoping for something new with each song but it never really happened.

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Fri Aug 12 2022
2

Hard core. Interesting. I like it in general, but not really something I'd listen to often. 2.5

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Wed Aug 17 2022
2

A little aggressive for my taste. I can see the appeal though.

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Wed Aug 17 2022
2

3/10. Didn't really enjoy it much

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Thu Aug 25 2022
2

Not great

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Fri Sep 02 2022
2

Classic 90s hard rock… not for me.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
2

Did you wake up and choose anger? Want to listen to a rejected Doom soundtrack? Do you enjoy thrash metal skate shred punk house? This is for you

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Wed Sep 07 2022
2

Glad I know it exists.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
2

Not a fan of this. The only decent thing about it was the guitars/drums.

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Wed Sep 14 2022
2

Didn't care much for the thrash riffs in many of the songs.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
2

Eh. Interesting enough at first, but quickly became repetitive.

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Fri Oct 07 2022
2

iz okay

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Mon Oct 31 2022
2

Loud and hard. 2.5

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Wed Nov 16 2022
2

I know two tracks from Ministry. One is "(Every Day Is) Halloween" from an earlier era in the band's development. The other track I am familiar with is "Jesus Built My Hotrod" from this album: KE*A*H** (Psalm 69), which is well into the thrash metal version of the band. This album feels like an influence on Rob Zombie, with a bit of Metalica thrown in here and there. These bands, metal and psychobilly are not what I would choose to listen to. A solid 2, but probably a 1 if I had to listen to the whole album again.

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Thu Nov 24 2022
2

industrial

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Wed Nov 30 2022
2

Meh-tal -- you like that one Nolan? Nolan: Yuh

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Wed Nov 25 2020
1

Repetition CAN be artistic. In this case, it's not. The only good thing about this album is that the Butthole Surfers guy showed up and sort of half rescued one of the songs. Best track: Jesus Built My Hotrod

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Thu Mar 04 2021
1

Don't like speed metal

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Fri Jan 22 2021
1

Metal

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Fri Jan 22 2021
1

i can bang things and make a lot of noise too, but i would never be so deluded as to call it music

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Mon Feb 15 2021
1

Was not a fan. I liked the guitar and the drums, but I could not get over the water vocal effect.

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Mon Feb 08 2021
1

A bit too preachy and felt like it was trying to play mind games with me and I hate that. Fuck off to this.

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Fri Feb 26 2021
1

nooooooooooooooooooooo

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Fri Jul 09 2021
1

I did not like anything about this

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Fri Jan 29 2021
1

Rubbish, didn't listen

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Thu May 06 2021
1

Rubbish

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